HPCSA ignores recommendations of ministerial task team
The "dysfunctional" Health Professions Council of South Africa will not act immediately on recommendations made by Aaron Motsoaledi's task team.
[From our archives] When lightening strikes it brings pale ailments
People who use creams to lighten their skin risk causing lasting damage to their bodies and nervous systems.
Too many people in SA die needlessly from asthma
The chronic respiratory disease can be easily controlled and managed with proper diagnosis and the correct preventative medication
‘Unnecessarily high’ Caesarean section rate is cause for concern
More women are having C-section births in SA, but authors of the 2013/2014 District Health Barometer warn that this increase is "a matter of concern".
Global response to dual epidemic of TB, diabetes too slow
New research has bad news for millions of South Africans with high blood sugar: they are three times more likely to develop active tuberculosis.
Latent TB – the invisible killer
Compromising hopes of containing the disease, latent TB remains dormant for life for most people.
Ebola flight risk fears ungrounded
There is little reason to worry even if a fellow passenger has contracted the disease.
Could your sinusitis actually be a migraine?
Migraine headaches are often misdiagnosed as sinusitis because of similar symptoms - and sinusitis medication can further aggravate head pain.
Bloem, Pretoria the fattest in SA, according to study
While Cape Town and Johannesburg are two of SA's healthiest cities, Bloemfontein and Pretoria fall short, according to a study.
MSF: More have died from Ebola than estimated
Medecins Sans Frontieres says that amid collapsing health systems, people in the countries worst affected are too afraid to report all Ebola cases.
[From our archives] Blood clots can be fatal – look out for the warning...
Many people are dying preventable deaths from pulmonary embolisms or deep-vein thrombosis. Increased awareness can help reduce the toll.
Obstacles persist for safe, legal termination
The World Health Organisation estimates that one in five pregnancies globally end in induced abortion.
MDGs: Child and maternal health needs critical care
Despite increased efforts to improve child and maternal health, countries are still lagging behind in meeting their Millennium Development Goals.
South Africa ready for private medical school
To speed up the country's delivery of qualified doctors, Western Cape Health MEC Theuns Botha says private medical schools are necessary.
Disabled children face uphill education battle
Even though the Constitution guarantees disabled children the right to education, many don't go to school, or have great difficulty in doing so.
Your toilet is cleaner than the kitchen – health study
A new study has found that your kitchen counter is more likely to be contaminated by disease-causing bacteria than the handle of your toilet.